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Five Situational Leadership Types for CIOs Working With Digital Teams

Published: 11 May 2017

ID: G00325937

Analyst(s): Tina Nunno , Suzanne Adnams


CIOs are encountering growing leadership expectations as a result of digital workforce demands, but may have little practical experience in leading diverse digital teams in new situations. CIOs must learn to respond to their new digital teams with a leadership type suited to team circumstances.

Table Of Contents



  • Five Situational Leadership Types
    • Identify Your Default Leadership Type
  • Raising Awareness — Identify and Apply
    • The Stages of Digital Development
    • The Profiles of Digital Workers
    • Aligning Leadership Types With Digital Stages and Teams
  • Changing Expectations — Model and Adapt

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